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Topic: Rain Forest

July 08, 1998

Even though rain forests only cover 6% of the world's land surface, they contain more than 50% of the world's species of plants and animals. But the rain forests serve as more than just a home to these species; they also play a vital role in cooling the Earth, supplying oxygen for the planet and providing medicines. To learn more about the rain forest, use direct links on The Times Launch Point Web site: http://www.latimes.com/launchpoint/

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